Wages and Employment Information

 

Your text provides an overview of the ways counselors use technology to provide career information (pages 308–309). Review these; then explore the Bureau of Labor Statistics information regarding current employment and wages for mental health counselors, as well as O*Net’s summary description of mental health counselors (see links in the Resources).

In your post, address the following: Provide an overview of what a CMHC does. Note the typical annual income of the professionals who work in your specialization. Was the information you found consistent with your previous understanding and income expectations for the profession? Do you believe this information is consistent with your area of the country? How does this information impact your current career goals? Response Guidelines

Respond to at least two other learners in a manner that advances the discussion in a meaningful way. Please choose a post that has had few or no responses. Your response is expected to be substantive in nature and reference the assigned readings. Reference your sources using standard APA guidelines. Learning Components

This activity will help you achieve the following learning components: Locate current labor market information relevant to opportunities in the counseling profession. Resources Discussion Participation Scoring Guide. Occupational Employment Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016, 21-1014 Mental Health Counselors. Summary Report for: 21-1014.00 – Mental Health Counselors. Occupational Employment Statistics. APA Style and Format.